Tag: Lake Air
As I discuss the long career of Dappled Cities with singer/guitarist Dave Rennick, neither of us can hide the astonishment at the fact it’s already been three years since the release of Zounds, a sprawling album that found the band at their most experimental and – at times – dark. There was, of course, their magnificent performance at 2009’s Splendour In The Grass and the subsequent sideshow tour, which saw the Sydney five-piece don lightbulb suits every time they played ‘The Price’ (to say nothing of the gold superhero outfits of Laneway 2010); and then there was another domestic tour that year, and a slot at last year’s Harvest Festival. But after that, things got a little quiet for a large chunk of time – most of which was spent writing the songs that have formed the band’s impossibly-bright new album, Lake Air.
When Dappled Cities played at last year’s Harvest Festival, they debuted a series of new numbers that, while sounding perfectly solid, made for an odd contrast with classics like ‘Fire Fire Fire’ and ‘Holy Chord’. A perennially undervalued band, on their new LP Lake Air the five-piece appear to have ditched the quirky art-rock elements that won them the initial hype, instead jumping headfirst into the indie-dance pool they dipped their toes into with ‘The Price’ from 2009’s Zounds.